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SILBERCOTEĀ® 5245-20Y Aluminum Pigment


SILBERCOTE 5245-20Y is a medium particle size, bright, non-leafing, cornflake type of aluminum pigment. This product is a resin treated pigment carried in mineral spirits and provided in a paste form. SILBERCOTE 5245-20Y is suitable for use in general industrial and automotive coatings.



SILBERCOTE Y polymer treated aluminum pigments are resistant to acid and alkali staining, while providing enhanced electrical charge resistance in finished coatings. SILBERCOTE Y imparts additional detergent resistance and adhesion properties versus the SILBERCOTE Z series. SILBERCOTE Y is typically formulated into liquid coatings for plastic substrates. This product is recommended for automotive parts and accessories, automotive interior and consumer electronics applications.



325 mesh grade

Screen Analysis (Max Retained)


Non-Volatile By Weight (Target)

50% by weight

Non-Volatile By Volume (Calculated)

27.4% by volume

Particle Size-Microns (Target)


Aluminum Flake Content (Calculated)

40.8% minimum by weight

Specific Gravity


Weight Volume (lbs/gallon)

Weight Volume (kgs/liter)


Mineral spirits


The paste should be pre-soaked in a solvent at a paste:solvent ratio of between 1:1 to 1:3. Pre-soaking generally takes from one to eight hours. Finer grades typically take longer than coarser grades. Use low shear, slow speed mixing to achieve a smooth consistency free of agglomerates. High shear dispersion techniques should be avoided, as they will distort the aluminum flakes.


Aluminum pigment should be stored in the original shipping container and kept tightly sealed. Store containers in a cool, dry, well-ventilated, and properly rated area. Avoid any conditions that will suspend or float the particles in the air, creating a dust cloud. Avoid all possible sources of ignition. For additional information, please refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for this product, available from Silberline upon request. An SDS is supplied with all samples of this grade.

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